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    I have had two Sidewinder2 FF joysticks, but both of my get a lot of play in the middle,.. and suggestion on a good ones that works good, and holds up ... thanks
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by thunder060:
    I have had two Sidewinder2 FF joysticks, but both of my get a lot of play in the middle,.. and suggestion on a good ones that works good, and holds up ... thanks <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>Anything from CH is good. I have a pair of CH rudder pedals that have lasted 3 years so far and still no spikes from the pots inside. They hold up well. They only offer USB no though, stopped making the gameports a few months ago.
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    I switched to the Saitek Cybor Evo. Its not nearly in the same class as CH products but its dirt cheap and has a fantastic $ to button ratio. Saitek also has a nifty little program that turns the joystick buttons into a keyboard so you get two shift keys that triple the number of functions you can have on the stick. The Saiteck also lets you turn the hat switch into a mouse so you can get the same ability to pan your view in cockpit that you get if you used the mouse.

    I was a die hard MSFF2 fan but had to stop using mine after hand surgery, something about the grip just drove me nuts. I actually like not having the force feedback, it was throwing off my aim.
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    I have settled on the CH Fighterstick and the Saitek X45 Power lever. then U add the CH pedals & track IR & it works very nicly.
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    I recommend searching e-bay for an old Thrustmaster F-22 joystick and TQS throttle. Best combo on the market in it's day (replaced by the $300 Couger).

    The F-22 has 19lb. springs so if you don't use trim you might want to start.

    Programming is problematic but possible with a boot disk. If you can snag a couple of Bob Church's digital chips you'll be able to map all the buttons through the PF control settings. Just do a Google search.
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    I would suggest to buy Saitek x-52 The Ultimate joystick for sim.flying only.....
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    I've used a CH Products Combatstick, Pro Throttle, and Pro Pedals for two + years now of close to 15 hours a week hard use without a glitch. My $ to hour of use ratio is miniscule, and my setup allows me 30 buttons + a POV hat.

    cheers

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    Been looking for a decent throttle control for some time.

    Found the Saitek X52 and had to buy the combo or nothing. So bought it Friday just gone.

    Great throttle for the price and so I decided to try out the joystick out of interest. Disconnected my old trusty MS SWFFB and tested the new stick (purely from interest). I am yet to go back to MS. No FFB on the X52 but great feel. Programmed the lower hat on thew JS for left and right engine. Great for taxying in twin engines. Yet to try on the P38 out in combat for turning advantage. Very quick to select inside engine in turn and back right off, then as coming out push hat up and select all engines.
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    What could you possibly be doing to those sticks? LOL... I have the same one I have had since 02 and it works fine and I use it every day....... My original still works too fron 01.. my son uses it now though.
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